This issue celebrates the Hundredth Anniversary of the Rutland Fire Clay Company, founded by the Perkins family on discovering a clay mine. The article, written by Dawn D. Hance, presents its history in full detail.
In addition to discussing the personal lives of the family extensively, Ms. Hance describes the products it produced such as paint, plasters and stove ware.
The cover picture features the original factory; internal pictures illustrate “Beechwood”, the Perkins home and Boarding House; pictures and names of employees of the Company; and the plant, circa 1893 that ultimately also burned.
Well written and researched, this article adds another interesting facet to Rutland’s history.